Author: Lynsay Sands
Number of Pages: 384
Date of Publication: February 26, 2008
3 stars: Great story, too bad they spoiled us!
I was overjoyed when Lynsay Sands released so many new books in a row. I love reading about the Argeneau vampires, and each book makes me love the characters even more. I was even happier when they began putting family trees in the front. It’s so much easier to refer to them every once in awhile to find out which vampires are related and how. Then I got this book. I flipped to the family tree as a refresher before reading.
Big Mistake. Doing that completely spoiled the book for me. I speak not of the fact that Marguerite is lifemates with Julius Notte. That was pretty much a given. I’m talking about who Christian’s mother is. The family tree reveals the answer that the reader wouldn’t normally find out until about half way through; and even when that happens the reader is still slightly confused. I read it, and my jaw dropped as I quickly tried to come up with possibilities. Instead of finding out things along with the characters, as we normally do, I was way ahead, and it sucked.
I honestly liked this story, but it would have been so much better it it had remained unspoiled. We haven’t seen much about Marguerite’s love life, so it was great to see it now. I also enjoyed the bit with Lucian at the end. It was something I guessed but nonetheless a nice addition to the story.
To sum up, Lynsay Sands: Kudos to the family tree idea, but in this case, you blew it.